Items in smaller restaurants contain more calories, salt

05/14/2013 | Reuters

Meals at small independent restaurants contained 18% more calories than similar meals at large-chain restaurants, and about 8% of items from smaller establishments had more than 2,000 calories, a study found. A second study also revealed that individual meals at smaller restaurants had very high sodium and fat content, while a third study noted a small increase in sodium content in fast-food products. The findings appear in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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